our italian recipes

Just like we make ’em at our place! Many of these recipes are the same we follow everyday at our Italian-American restaurant in Somerville, MA. Others have been modified to be made at home easily, and are the product of our years of expertise and our love for homemade food. Either way, here you’ll find a collection of recipes for every use and occasion. Enjoy!

I have a sweet potato recipe that’s really awesome. It’s a simple recipe with a few different uses. It can be a great side dish if you serve it with roasted chicken or pork chops. It’s also a main course if you turn it into a sweet potato hash with a fried egg on top.

I’ve been on a mission to find the best french onion soup in New England. For about the past year, every restaurant I go to, if there’s a French onion soup on the menu, I’m ordering it. There’s actually a good reason behind this adventure. It’s not only because I love the delicious caramelized onions, beefy broth and melted gruyere cheese. I want to know if the French Kiss Sub at Mortadella Head is the best it can be! I want to make Julia Child proud!

Things have been pretty busy here at Mortadella Head lately.  Our catering division has really been growing.   I’ve been spending a lot of time talking to people who are planning parties and events.  What I’ve learned is that everyone wants to make sure their event is perfect.   They want to …

Italian seafood stews are one of my favorite things to make.  Whether it’s a Cioppino, Frutti DiMare, or Seafood Fra Diavolo, I’m always ready to make some Italian seafood dishes.  I was in Newport, Rhode Island recently visiting some friends.  We were throwing a dinner party and I was in …

As someone who loves to cook, I find garlic to be an absolutely crucial ingredient in my kitchen.  It adds so much depth and richness to even the simplest recipes.  Plus, I love the way it makes my house smell! Ever walk into a house where someone has just sauteed …

I’ve made calamari in many different ways and I strongly believe that sauteed calamari is my favorite. Here's a great recipe to try at home!

How to make Roman Pizza Dough at home

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